The Vilakazi Foundation is having a contest! We've been brainstorming ideas for our tagline, and we need some help from you. Here are some examples of taglines:
Allstate: You're in Good Hands.
GE: Imagination at Work.
Target: Expect More. Pay Less.
We'd like to tie in Oklahoma and South Africa, but don't limit yourself. Post your ideas as comments under this update or on our Facebook page. The top choices, decided by the board, will win South African candy. You have until our next meeting, which is Dec. 1.
We have been emailing back and forth with Dr. Eybe Meents of Ngcwanguba Community Health Care Centre. Dr. Meents is a native of Germany working to improve health in the Wild Coast. He operates a few medical clinics in the Coffee Bay area and is in desperate need of supplies. You can read more about Dr. Meents here. We asked him to create a wish list. What are all the things he could use the most? This is what he came up with:
* Blood pressure machine, $2,900 (20,000 South African Rand - ZAR)
* Three weight scales, $130 for all three (900 ZAR)
* Three baby scales $175 for all three (1,200 ZAR)
* Ten thermometers, $145 for all three (100 ZAR)
That's it? Imagine coming up with a wish list for an American medical clinic. It probably would add up to far more than $3,350 in equipment. We are working now to find grants for the items for Dr. Meents.
If you're intersted in sponsoring a piece of equipment for him, please email email@example.com.
The Vilakazi Foundation
The Vilakazi Foundation is a grass-roots effort to better the lives of the children of South Africa through improved access to education, health and athletics.